Full scientific name:
Lycaena phlaeas (Linnaeus, 1761)
Mali vatreni plavac
Flight Period and Life Cycle
More broods per year. Overwinters as caterpillar.
Distribution in Croatia
The entire territory including islands. Check the included map.
External Morphology Characteristics
In the first broad, the upper side of the forewing is more intense orange in color. In females, the dark border is well defined. There are merged orange spots in the submarginal zone of the hindwing. The underside of the forewing is orange in color with a brown zone in the apex. There is a tail on the hindwing. Moreover, on the underside of the hindwing, in submarginal zone, there are merged orange spots.
Imago feeds with nectar of various flowers.
Caterpillar Host Plants
Genus Rumex, like R. crispus, R. hydrolapatum, R. longifolius, R. acetosa, R. scutatus, R. acetosella and R. pulcher.
Overgrown meadows with bushes. Elevations: 0-1200m.